MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Announces Cuba Season

Italy-based MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, announced details of its upcoming Cuba season today. From December 2015, the 2,120-guest MSC Opera will homeport in Havana to offer guests 16 Caribbean cruises, replacing the ship’s original winter 2015-16 schedule in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco.   Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico The … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Outlines Return To Middle East

MSC Cruises has announced a return to the Middle East with the 2,069-passenger MSC Lirica. Homeporting in the UAE for the 2013/2014 winter season, she will take travellers on a journey of discovery through the fast changing region and its traditions, modernity and landscapes.   Week-long Explorations of Oman and UAE Beginning her deployment on … Continue reading

MSC Cruises To Offer Middle East Cruises

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises is to add the United Arab Emirates to its list of destinations for the 2011/2012 winter season, becoming the latest cruise giant to offer regular cruises in the Middle East. The 59,000-GRT MSC Lirica will be homeported in Abu Dhabi and will sail a series of 7-night voyages around the … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Christens MSC Magnifica In Hamburg

MSC Cruises has christened the latest addition to its fleet, the 2,518-guest MSC Magnifica. The fourth Musica-class cruise ship for the line, she was named in an elaborate ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, by her godmother, Italian screen legend Sophia Loren. The celebrations paid tribute to the vessel’s future homeport of Venice with a carnival atmosphere … Continue reading